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GREAT AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES., Bauer, Dan.
81 Bauer, Dan. GREAT AMERICAN FIGHTER ACES.
Motorbooks. Osceola, WI, 1992, first edition. 
192 pp, 10 5/8" H, soft cover. ISBN 0879385855 "(A) unique collection of biographies of twelve of the greatest and most interesting American fighter pilots of World War II. With the exception of Tom McGuire and Butch O'Hare - who were killed in a ction - these biographies (of John Alison, Charles MacDonald, Joe Foss, Tex Hill, Marion Carl, Jim Howard, Tom Blackburn, Jim Goodson, Perry Dahl, and Jerry Collinsworth) are based on extensive interviews with the aces and told largely in their w o r d s. Their recollections are vivid and their stories are fresh because these are the first detailed biographies of most of the aces. The interviews are illustrated with more than 140 photographs, many from the aces' personal collections, sho wi ng t he mselves during the war, their squadron mates, their aircraft, and the nose art and markings that made them stand out." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. Very Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ.  DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION., Baum, L. Frank.  Illustrated by John R. Neill.
82 Baum, L. Frank. Illustrated by John R. Neill. THE EMERALD CITY OF OZ. DELUXE FACSIMILE EDITION.
Books of Wonder / William Morrow, New York, 1993, first printing of deluxe facsimile edition. 
300 pp, large 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688115586 Pictorial endpapers, 90 b&w pictures and 16 color plates. The colour plates and dust jacket are enhanced with metallic 'emerald' green ink, as was the original edition. "Jo in Dorothy and the Wonderful Wizard as they take Aunt Em and Uncle Henry on a fabulous tour of Oz. During their journey they encounter such amazing and amusing people as King Kleaver with his Spoon Brigade and Miss Cuttenclip in the land o f p a p e r d olls. But while Dorothy and her friends play, the wicked Nome King has joined forces with the terrible Whimsies, the fearsome Growleywogs, and the evil Phanfasms in a plot to capture the Emerald City. Will Dorothy's friends disco ve r t he d an ge r b ef ore it's too late?" Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/creasing at top of spine and flap-folds - minor wear at bottom, minor rubbing, small tear at top/bottom of rear flap-fold and t iny t ea r a t t op of sp in e. Near fine/Very Good 
Price: 80.00 USD
 
 
CAMERA IN COLDITZ., Baybutt, Ron.
83 Baybutt, Ron. CAMERA IN COLDITZ.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1982, first edition. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0340248238 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Colditz Castle is the Eiger North Wall of World War Two POW camps. It was the ultimate fortress for the bravest and the best, f or the most ingenious, most determined and daredevil spirits who had already effected an exit from lesser establishments of the Third Reich. From Colditz, it was boasted, there could be no escape. The stories of those Allied officers who t o o k u p t he challenge are now well known. But here for the first time a book gathers together a collection of the authentic official German photographs, actually taken on the spot within hours of various foiled escape attempts being discove r ed . S om e ti me s t hey are pictures of the stable door after the horse has fled successfully over the distant border. They were taken between the years 1941 and 1944 by Johannes Lange, a local Colditz town photographer of weddings and christ en ing s, de put ed by th e Thi rd Reich to record what the war's most persistent escapologists were up to....Lange's persistent camera also recorded escape equipment ingeniously devised by the backroom boys, from a compass in a walnut shell to a gl ider wh ich was mer cifu lly sa ved from the ultimate test of the launch pad by the end of the war. The stories are desperate and amazing, funny and tragic by turns, but always exciting. (This book) is also a tribute to the ingenuity and invi ncib ility of the huma n sp irit. " S oft cre ase at top corner of first three leaves, small area of discoloration at top edge of title page and the preceding page, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket is price clipped, very light wrin kling at t op o f spi ne an d flap -fold s, v ery l ight rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
EARTH EAGLES., Bayliss, Marguerite.  Drawings by Norman Reeves.
84 Bayliss, Marguerite. Drawings by Norman Reeves. EARTH EAGLES.
Henry Holt, New York, 1947. 
53 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Green & white illustrations. "This is a moonlit story that belongs to time-to-be. It has a horseman named Esme O'Hara, two spirited fillies named Rainbow and Golden Ripple, and it has fair K entucky for its setting. Here in a soft summer night 'the fastest horses that ever ran on earth ran the race of races'. Only a great lover of horses, blessed with understanding of that noble breed, blessed with skill in words and touched w i t h m y s t icism could portray the wonder of that race. No man had ever seen before or would see again such a contest; the contenders are Rainbow, crippled, unable to race and dead of a broken heart - and Golden Ripple, Rainbow's twin, in th e z en it h o f he r tr aining, primed for winning and alive as an electric spark. They raced in the summer moonlight, swift, rhythmic, and beautifully they raced - not horses, but earth eagles. They raced as they had when they were glossy foals, a s c ham pio ns , fo r p le asu re, until they found rest and peace together. If you love horses, read this; if you love Irishmen, read this; if you have a feeling for imaginative words, read 'Earth Eagles'." Two tiny ring dints on free rear end pap er, two tiny sp ec ks on r ear pas tedown, light edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has light edge wear, several very small chips, light rubbing soiling - mainly on rear panel, darkening to flap-folds and edges, two tears at top of front panel - ta ped on i nside . V G/G 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
MORALE:  A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE.  THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915., Baynes, John.
85 Baynes, John. MORALE: A STUDY OF MEN AND COURAGE. THE SECOND SCOTTISH RIFLES AT THE BATTLE OF NEUVE CHAPELLE 1915.
Cassell, London, 1967. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "Morale is as important to a nation in peace as it is in war, on the factory floor and in an office as in a warship or a bomber's crew, in a trade union as in a regiment. In our complex, unstable times, it is vital that we should seek to understand more of morale, what it can attain and how it can be achieved. For this reason alone John Bayne's fascinating sociological study would be an inva luable contribution to the literature of an alarmingly neglected subject. But Major Baynes has a uique and rewarding approach. He has taken a sample community of proven morale and then dissected it tissue by tissue, examining each under t h e m i c r o s cope of his keenly analytical and lively mind. His 'sample' is the 2nd Scottish Rifles, a battalion of that magnificent professional Army with which Britain entered the First World War. At the Battle of Neuve Chapelle in March, 19 15 , w he n it w en t 'over the top' it was some 900 strong. Six days later the battalion marched out of the line, still a fighting, disciplined unit. It was 150 strong and was commanded by a second-lieutenant. What enabled those men to keep the ir sp ir it, t hei r t ena ci ty and dash in those awful six days, so graphically recreated here, was their morale. Major Baynes has interviewed the know survivors of the battle and analysed hundreds of books, reports and private papers pertinent to his 's ampl e'. He exa mine s t he social background of the officers and men, their service, their homes, their education, upbringing, beliefs and attitudes. With the advantage of hindsight, he has evaluated their inter-relationships, their loy alti es, and t he r ules and c onven tion s by which they lived. The result is a stimulating book, important in areas far removed from the bloody fields of Flanders." Ex-library copy with some of the usual stamps, old tape and pocket removal m arks , thr ee a reas o f lig ht da mpness marks on f ront board and hinge, free front endpaper missing, a few pages with dog-ear creases, five lines of text on page 92 have green hi-liter. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkli ng, f ading to sp ine and some edges, label removal and t ape marks, several small tears - some taped. Good- reading copy only. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RIDLEY:  THE STORY OF A SCHOOL.  2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE., Beattie, Kim.  With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith  Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop.
86 Beattie, Kim. With collaboration in research by A.H. Griffith Introduction by Arthur L. Bishop. RIDLEY: THE STORY OF A SCHOOL. 2 VOLUMES IN SLIPCASE.
St Catharines, Ontario Ridley College 1963 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - 
Volume One: 612 pp.- Volume Two's pagination runs 613-1265, 9 1/4" H, black boards with gilt lettering and school crest on front boards, orange spines with black title blocks/gilt lettering. Black endpapers with illustration by Edward Goodall. B&w photographs, reproductions. A history of Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Light rubbing and soiling on boards and spines. Volume One has minor discoloration at top corner of front board. Volume Two has faint foxing marks on front board, one slight corner bump. Slipcase has moderate wear and rubbing, one top rear corner is bumped. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SPIRIT OF CANADA.  DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939.  A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH.  WITH ITINERARY SHEET., Beatty, Edward, Sir, foreword.  L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung, Duncan Campbell Scott, Clara Dennis, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Robert Choquette, Katherine Hale, W.T. Allison, Mary Weekes, Robert J.C. Stead, Mrs. George Black, Philip H. Godsell.
87 Beatty, Edward, Sir, foreword. L.M. Montgomery, Nellie L. McClung, Duncan Campbell Scott, Clara Dennis, Sir Charles G.D. Roberts, Robert Choquette, Katherine Hale, W.T. Allison, Mary Weekes, Robert J.C. Stead, Mrs. George Black, Philip H. Godsell. THE SPIRIT OF CANADA. DOMINION AND PROVINCES 1939. A SOUVENIR OF WELCOME TO H.M. KING GEORGE VI AND H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH. WITH ITINERARY SHEET.
Canada Canadian Pacific Railway 1939 Stapled in Wraps Good Charles W. Simpson, R.C.A. 
59 pp, 13 1/8" H. With single sheet (printed on both sides) "The Itinerary of the Royal Visit Across Canada" laid in at front. This souvenir of the King & Queen's visit begins with "Loyal Greetings" and a colour portrait of the royal couple in regalia, both with gilt borders, followed by Contents and Foreword. Each of the following sections have gilt, red, blue and white decorative headpieces and a full page colour reproduction of a government building by Charles W. Simpson, R.C.A. - except Northwest Territories which only has a decorative headpiece. The book ends with a double spread "Map of Canada with Itineary of Royal Tour" and "Biographical Notes on Contributors". The section headings are: Ottawa, by Duncan Campbell Scott; Nova Scotia, by Clara Dennis; Prince Edward Island, by L.M. Montgomery; New Brunswick, by Sir Charles G.D. Roberts; Quebec, by Robert Choquette; Ontario, by Katherine Hale; Manitoba, by W.T. Allison; Saskatchewan, by Mary Weekes; Alberta, by Robert J.C. Stead; British Columbia, by Nellie L. McClung; Yukon, by Mrs. George Black; Northwest Territories, by Philip H. Godsell. Interior - small area of surface paper loss in border of text page on verso of the title page, small corner crease on laid-in itinerary page, light browning/dust soiling on inside edges of covers. Exterior - light browning on spine and front cover, light to moderate soiling on covers - mainly on rear cover, small stains at bottom of front cover, small tears in spine at staples, small edge tears and edge wrinkling on covers. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
THE SKETCH.  THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER.  NOVEMBER 26, 1947., Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A.
88 Beauchamp, Antony; Knox, Collie; Baxter, Beverley; Franklyn, Charles A. THE SKETCH. THE ROYAL WEDDING NUMBER. NOVEMBER 26, 1947.
The Sketch, London, 1947. 
Paging runs 282 - 308, 11 7/8" H, magazine format - stapled in wraps. Profusely illustrated in sepiatone with photographs, drawings, route map. Contents: Princess Elizabeth's Eight Bridesmaids; The Two Royal Pages; The Best Man; Some Selections fr om Princess Elizabeth's Diary; Philip Mountbatten; The Sketch-Book; Processional; The Honeymoon Houses; Clarence House - Their London Home; The Coats-of-Arms of the Newly Married Couple; A Selection from the Wedding Presents; Almost a Para l l e l R o y a l Romance; Bride and Bridesmaids (fashions). Interior - very light wrinkling in gutters of pages, minor wrinkling to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear - mainly on spine, ve ry l ig ht so ft w ri nk les on covers, tiny closed tear at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling. Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914.  PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2., Beckett, Ian F.W., editor.
89 Beckett, Ian F.W., editor. THE ARMY AND THE CURRAGH INCIDENT, 1914. PUBLICATIONS OF THE ARMY RECORDS SOCIETY VOL. 2.
Bodley Head / Army Records Society, London, 1986, first edition. 
456 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370307380 "The events at the Curragh Camp near Dublin on 20/21 March 1914, and the drama continued in London over the following nine days, have a special significance in British military his tory. The outline of the story is well enough known: Brig.-General Hubert Gough and fellow-officers in the 3rd Cavalry Brigade threatened to resign rather than implement what seemed to them a policy of coercing Ulster into accepting Irish H o m e R u l e ; Gough secured a written guarantee from J.E.B. Seely, Secretary of State for War, that the army would not be so employed; Asquith's Liberal cabinet, however, repudiated the guarantee, which led Seely to resign, along with the Chie f o f th e I mp er ia l General Staff Field Marshal Sir John French and the Adjutant General Lt-General Sir John Spencer Ewart. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as a 'Mutiny', the Curragh Incident does remain one of the very few occasion s in mo der n ti mes wh en th e army asserted itself in face of the civil power in peacetime....The Incident has hitherto generally been seen in terms either of a Liberal plot to coerce Ulster or of a military plot to thwart the democratic process. By emp hasi si ng the wide r i mpa ct of the Incident on the army, this selection of original documents illuminates a number of aspects that have gone unremarked. The army's increasing concern that it might be drawn into civil war in Ulster is ill u str ated , and th e a ccep ted v ersi on o f events in Ireland and London is shown in a new light. New evidence shows the impact of the Curragh Incident on the army outside Ireland, and on the Royal Navy's attitude. The common assumption that A sq uith 's as suming the off ice o f Secr etary of S tate for War on 31 March 1914 closed the Incident is shown here to be false - the morale of the army and the officer corps continued to be affected by the Incident and its aftermath right up to th e out break of the Great War. (Thi s book) throw s impo rtant new light both on British militay history and the ever present Irish 'problem'." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, very light browning to pages, tiny stain on fron t hi nge, b ump to top of spine and r ear hin ge area, two ti ny ligh t marks on rear board, light browning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has small color surface paper loss (scuff) with tiny perforation and heavy creasing at top of rear hi nge/s pine ar ea - mi nor edge wrinkl ing els ewhere, minor rub bing. V ery Good -/Very Good- 
Price: 36.00 USD
 
 
BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881., Beeler, John.
90 Beeler, John. BIRTH OF THE BATTLESHIP: BRITISH CAPITAL SHIP DESIGN 1870-1881.
Caxton, London, 2003, reprint. 
224 pp, 4to (11 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1840675349 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings, diagrams, plans. "The 1870s and 1880s have traditionally been seen as the 'Dark Ages' of British warship design, where techn ological conservatism and a lack of any definite design policy produced a confusing mix of ship types, with armament and machinery which were outmoded before the ships were even completed. This new book, however, is a powerful refutation of t h a t v i ew, expanding the scope of its study of the ships of this period beyond the narrowly technological to reveal the full range of strategic, logistical and administrative factors which influenced warship development, arguing that it is her e th at t h e or igins of the modern battleship can be found. The author gives an insight into the difficulties faced by warship designers in an age of rapid technological change, and sets out the valid strategic and technical reasons that lay beh in d s uch se em in gly 'reactionary' policies as the fitting of sails in cruising ironclads, and the Navy's retention of muzzle-loading guns well into the 1880s. Far from having no plan, it is shown that the warship designers of this period had a v ery clea r id ea of the types of ship required to meet the range of roles the Royal Navy was called upon to fulfill in defence of a global empire, and that the problems that the ships of this period had owed more to political, financial and admi nist rati ve pr essur es tha n an y lack of competance on the part of their designers." Dust jacket has some areas of minor edge wrinkling, one tiny tear archivally taped. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
91 Bell, Ken. THE WAY WE WERE.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1988). 
256 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802039901 Map endpapers. Profusely illus with b&w and col. photos. "In this extraordinary volume (Ken Bell, who served as a combat photographer in WWII) juxtaposes photographs from the wa r with colour shots of the same places as they are today, peacful and serene. In some cases he has found the same people and rephotographed them in the same place. Drawing on his own archival material as well as that of the Allies and Ger m a n y , B e l l includes many war photographs not previously published." Previous owner's name in ink at top of front pastedown. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE RIVER OF LONDON., Belloc, Hilaire.
92 Belloc, Hilaire. THE RIVER OF LONDON.
London T.N. Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket John Muirhead, R.B.A., R.S.W. 
145 pp + publisher's catalogue, 7 7/8" H. Green cloth faded to brownish hue, gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge faded gilt. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece, all mouned on gray stock, with tissue guards except for "Greenwich" which is a double spread - all present. Several pages as yet unopened. Chapter headings: Introduction; The Approach Up River; London, The First Crossing on the Thames; London, the Port of the Thames; London and the Lower Thames in Warfare. A bookstore's small label on front pastedown, very light browning to pages in margins, one tissue guard is torn at gutter, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, heavier brown hue to edges of boards and to spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
93 Bennett, Mark; Skuka, Tom; Long, Steven S.; Andrews, Kris; Thrush, David. Cover illustration by Larry Elmore. Interior illustrations by Albert Deschesne, Ben Edlund. FANTASY HERO COMPANION II. A SOURCEBOOK FOR FANTASY HERO.
Iron Crown Enterprises, Charlottesville, VA, 1992. 
160 pp, 10 7/8" H, soft cover. B&w illustrations. "This all-new supplement contains new spells, magic items, organizations and optional rules for 'Fantasy Hero', the epic sourcebook for fantasy using the 'Hero System'. Both players and gamemasters alike will find valuable information within the 'Fantasy Hero Companion II'...includes rules for ships and naval combat, jousting, new magic options, new organizations, more locations and plenty of GM advice on how to better run a fantasy game... W hat's inside - Playing Fantasy Hero: Twelve new races and character archetypes are presented here, as well as rules for high sea adventures and naval battles. Locations: Four new fantasy settings with floor plans and descriptions. Magic: New optional magic rules, a quick construction method for magic items, and dozens of new magic items from simple potions to mighty artifacts. Spellbook: Twenty-one new spell colleges with hundreds of new spells. Guilds of the Western Shores: Organizations to fill your campaign world, to use as NPCs or as PC backgrounds. These unique groups range from mysterious assassin's guilds to conclaves of mighty wizards." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Ext erio r - light edge wear, light rubbing, small bump at bottom of spine, creases at bottom front corner, spine flat and uncreased. Good sound copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AGINCOURT 1415:  TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES., Bennett, Matthew.  Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn.
94 Bennett, Matthew. Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn. AGINCOURT 1415: TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES.
Osprey, Oxford, 1999, reprint. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329506 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions, costume/weapon studies. "Immortalized by Shakespeare, Agincourt is an epic of courage and hard fighting. Brou ght to bay after the long siege of Harfleur, Henry V's army was soaked, starving and riddled with disease, and facing a French army at odds of more than three to one. How the English beat off their attackers and slaughtered the flower of F r e n c h n o b ility is vividly described in this volume." Includes sections on 'The Battlefield Today' and 'Wargaming Agincourt'. Interior - very small ink circle at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt e ri or - creases at bottom corner of front cover, tiny corner crease on rear cover, minor rubbing, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BLOOD ON THE HILLS:  THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE KOREAN WAR., Bercuson, David J.
95 Bercuson, David J. BLOOD ON THE HILLS: THE CANADIAN ARMY IN THE KOREAN WAR.
University of Toronto Press, Toronto, (1999). 
269 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0802009808 B&w photos, maps. "...the first full, non-official history of the Canadian army's operations in the Korean War. The book covers the period from the start of that war to the cease-fire in July 1953 and describes and analyses the mobilization of the Canadian contingent, its training, manning, and equipment, and its efforts in combat. David Bercuson focuses on the many consequences of the army's unreadiness f o r c o m b a t in Korea and on the army's lack of success in learning lessons from its experiences in an active theatre of war." Wrinkling at bottom of spine, two very small soiling marks on rear board. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at bottom of s p in e. Ve ry Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
96 Bercuson, David J. MAPLE LEAF AGAINST THE AXIS: CANADA'S SECOND WORLD WAR.
Toronto Stoddart 1995 0773728619 / 9780773728615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
316 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs, maps. "Here, in all its passion and drama, is the story of how the Canadian Army, Navy, and Air Force fought during the Second World War, from the Battle of Hong Kong to the Rhine River crossing and the significant part Canadians played in the Allied victory. David Bercuson, one of Canada's top military historians, covers the war on the ground, the naval war in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, and the air war - both the bomber offensive and the story of those Canadians who flew everything from Canso Reconnaissance aircraft in the Indian Ocean to Typhoon fighter bombers with the Second Tactical Air Force in Europe. And he does it through recounting the stories of men and women who were there." Very light soiling to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edgewear/rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF EVE., Beresford-Howe, Constance.
97 Beresford-Howe, Constance. THE BOOK OF EVE.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1973, first edition. 
170 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 077050888X "Here is a fresh, beautifully written story of an almost old woman who, one morning on impulse, walks out of a forty-year-old marriage, leaving her invalid husband calling querulou sly for his breakfast. In a desperate bid for a life of her own, and with little more money in her pocket than her first Old Age Pension cheque, Eva exchanges her sedate and conventional middle-class existence in a Montreal suburb for a ch a o t i c r o o ming-house life in one of the city's poorer districts. Eva's account of her transition from housewife to eccentric is the basis for this warm and delightful novel which, in a surprising way, turns out to be a love story. Eva herse lf i s a wo n de rf ul character, with a prickly charm, an acid humour, and a probing, active intelligence that gives sense and meaning to her strange choice, and makes her story a compelling and unforgettable experience." A few tiny light foxing ma rks o n ver so of de dic ation page and up to and including page 6, two tiny corner bumps, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mnainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing , tw o sm all c lose d t ears . V ery Good-/Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MARRIAGE BED., Beresford-Howe, Constance.
98 Beresford-Howe, Constance. THE MARRIAGE BED.
Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1981, first edition. 
232 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0771595549 "Meet Anne Graham, mother of three-year-old Martha and one-year-old Hugh, young, attractive, heavily pregnant - and alone. Things have not worked out at all the way Anne intended. Her teenage plans of marrying a rich Older Man who would put her through university were thwarted when Max, the first suitable candidate to come along, married Anne's mother, Billie, instead. Then her promising academic career was cut sh o r t w h e n her first real romance led to an unexpected pregnancy and an early marriage. Finally, and much more recently, her stable home life crumbled with her husband's announcement that he was leaving her to move into a commune with his secr et ar y. N ow s he is a housebound single mother of two and three-quarter children, whose intellectual life has shrunk to stolen moments of bedtime reading....The solution to her problem is clear to her friends and neighbours. She must find som eon e t o m i nd the ch ild r en and then go back to school or get at job. It's obvious. Or is it? Once again, Constance Beresford-Howe has approached a common theme from an uncommon point of view, with her own blend of perceptiveness and ironic hum our. Th e res ult is a boo k that is gritty, entertaining, and, ultimately, optimistic - just like its heroine." Minor edge wear, a few tiny foxing marks on top of textblock, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny faint scuff on fron t boa rd. Dust ja cket has ligh t edg e wear/wrinkling, a few tiny edge tears, minor rubbing/soiling, tiny scuff on front panel. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MR CHURCHILL IN 1940., Berlin, Isaiah.
99 Berlin, Isaiah. MR CHURCHILL IN 1940.
John Murray, London, n.d., first edition in volume form. 
40 pp, 8" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w frontispiece (Karsh photographic portrait). "This essay originally appeared in 1949 as a review of the first volume of Sir Winston Churchill's War Memoirs and all quotations are from that work. It was p ublished in 'The Atlantic Monthly' and 'The Cornhill Magazine' under the title 'Mr. Churchill and F.D.R.'." "The Churchillian essence has never been more brilliantly appraised than by Sir Isaiah Berlin who portrays 'a man larger than life, co m p o s e d of bigger and simpler elements than ordinary men, a gigantic historical figure during his own lifetime, superhumanly bold, strong and imaginative, one of the greatest men of action his nation has produced, an orator of prodigious powers , th e sa vi ou r of his country, a mythical hero who belongs to legend as much as to reality, the largest human being of our time'." Minor waviness at top of front free endpaper, tiny bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has very light ed ge we ar - l igh t at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, one tiny edge tear, slight browning to spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
100 Best, Elsdon. THE MAORI AS HE WAS: A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF MAORI LIFE AS IT WAS IN PRE-EUROPEAN DAYS.
R.E. Owen, Wellington, New Zealand, 1952, third impression. 
296 pp, 8vo, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs, drawings. Chapters: Physical and Mental Characteristics; Traditional History; Mythology and Folk-lore; Religious Ideas of the Maori; Social Usages; The Arts of Life (includes: agriculture, woodcraft, textiles, clothing and ornament, habitations, storehouses, villages, pa maori, fishing, art of war, agriculture). Slight cracking to spine in four places - pages firmly held, slight waviness to textblock, light to moderate edge wear to boards. Dust jacket is worn with creases, tears up to 1", old tape repairs, small chips, rubbing, tiny scuffs, and light soiling to rear panel. G+/Fair 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
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